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I Have Had Spinal Surgery

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    Spinal Fusion July 30, 2013

    I had spinal fusion surgery on July 30th of this year. When I woke up I was in sooooo much pain. They said the first 24-48 hours is the worst - they were not kidding! I didn't think I would make it through the night but I did and they got me out of bed and walking the next day...
    GenH GenH 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2013

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    I am having a spinal fusion on my lower back.

    The disc is gone! Mr I showed compressed nerve. Tops of my feet hurt. And right leg pain is unbearable at times. The neuro surgeon said my pain would be completely healed because only 1 disc is involved. Can the nerve be permanently damaged? I hope not! The pain is awful. I'm...
    sourapplemix sourapplemix 46-50 3 Responses Feb 15

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    Spinal Surgery

    i had emergency spinal surgery on nov.22 after falling 17 ft. off a ladder at work.they gave me a t-10 l-3 fusion and a cage.1 of my vertebra was crushed and the other was destroyed.i now have neurogenic bowel and bladder.theres pain of some sort everyday,but ican walk and do...
    billbuzz billbuzz 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 12, 2012

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    My 360 Spinal Fusion

    Hi, my name is Janice and 3 weeks ago I had a 360 spinal fusion with hardware at my l4 l5 and s1. This was to correct a broken vertabrea and two ruptured disks. I also had alot of nerve pain in both my legs that caused them both to feel like pins and needles and it just kept...
    jgoodwin104 jgoodwin104 22-25, F Oct 19, 2012

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    Microdiscectomy @ L5/S1

    Microdiscectomy at L5 S1 HI Everyone, Would like some advice/comments good and bad with regard to my experience of recent surgery. First off here's my story. Twelve years ago I experienced a pro-lapsed disc which left a snag pushing into my sciatic nerve. Despite having two...
    Warried Warried 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 3, 2013

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    Just Had Spinal Surgery For Spinal Stenosis

    I would just like to share my surgery, I am 26 female, and on March 21, 2013, I went to the emergency room because my right leg was paralyzed, they ran a MRI and within 2 hours of having the MRI done, I had a Neurologist come into my room and tell me that I had to have spinal...
    MeiDio MeiDio 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 30, 2013

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    My Past Operation

    I had a scoliosis since my childhood, +50ยบ degrees, and evoluting, i was operated and fortunately, everything went well. Now i'm fine, although after first month of operation i had many pain.
    Tvfc Tvfc 18-21, M Jul 28, 2013

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    Emergency Thoracic Fusion

    In October of 2008 I went to my primary care doctor for my annual physical. I told her I had been having a lot of pain and that my back felt like it was broken. After xrays and MRI's they told me I had a herniated disc that was putting pressure on my spinal cord and that I needed...
    Sambouka Sambouka 31-35 Dec 22, 2009

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    I'v Had 5 Spinal Surgery's And Have a cage around my disc in lower lumbar

    August 27th 2007 was my first spinal fusion of my whole upper spine then december 4th 2008 I had my lower section fused, Febuary 2nd 2010 I was opened up from neck to tail bone area so they could Try and clean out an infection. 4 months later I started getting a fever of 104.5...
    karinaleavens karinaleavens 18-21 11 Responses Nov 10, 2011

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    S1 Fusion Charite Disc Replacement At L4/5

    Hi everybody so good to find this forum .i had my surgery in 2008 on the Gold Coast .All went well however I was told I could go back to everything ,work( pool builder) exercise with no restrictions .I did this as I had to to support my family and run my business .I think this...
    Wolffy1 Wolffy1 51-55, M 2 Responses May 26, 2013

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    I had it at gosh when I was 8.

    Near the end I had a strange hankering for water. Missed 3 months of school. MSG me if u wanna know more ๐Ÿ˜œ
    Nickstar13 Nickstar13 13-15, F Aug 10

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    Neck Pain Is Better

    I had spine surgery in October 2008. The doctor fused C-2,3,4 because of herniated disks and arthritis. I had been in a lot of pain in my shoulder and neck and was losing the feeling in my hands. The surgery went fine and I was home within 24-hours. Two or three days later when...
    LoneBlogger LoneBlogger 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 30, 2011

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    2 Failed Back Surgeries

    iva had 2 different l5-s1 discectomies, now contemplating a fusion, im scared as hell, i watch youtube videos and it is scaring me even more...im sure i wont feel anything while in surgery but leading up to it is killing me,and also thinking about the recovery isnt helping none...
    jojo713 jojo713 36-40 1 Response Apr 29, 2013

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    I Am Writing This For Anyone Thinking Of Having Spine Surgery

    I want to share my experience, in case it helps anyone else: may what happened to me never again happen. I only ever went to the "best" surgeons. Surgeon #1 trained at the Mayo, taught at an Ivy league medical school, and had wall plaques coming out of his ears - with a very...
    LightHealing1000 LightHealing1000 41-45, F 7 Responses Sep 10, 2010

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    Neck Pain

    Hi, I have had an anterior discectomy with decompression and fusion in 2003 on c5 - c6 (for those who know the surgeon enters through the front of the throat to access your spine (neck).  Also, in 2009 I had another C6-c7 this time decompression surgery and disc...
    clwainwright clwainwright 41-45 2 Responses Aug 25, 2009

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    Spine Surgery For Spondylolisthesis.

    I had surgery for Spondylolisthesis by Dr. Michale Hasz of the Virginia Spine Institute. I found Dr. Hasz as well as the Institute's staff to be among the most professional I've encountered for anything anywhere. I am healing just fine and can see good improvements.
    Spondylolisthesis Spondylolisthesis 70+ Nov 15, 2012

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    I Am Looking At Having Disc Replacement

    ia there anyone who has had disc replacement? if so could you please send me details of your experience and how has it effected you since having the surgery. at the moment i am only being offered FUSION.
    englishrose24 englishrose24 51-55 1 Response Oct 29, 2010

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    Spinal Stenosis

    Hi fellow pain endurists, only desperate people like me will know how it feels to live in a never ending world of pain... unfortunately have been diagnosed with osteoarthritits/spinal stenosis which has been the cause of unbearable sciatica for the past 6 months. I had to leave...
    Sanree Sanree 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I had spinal fusion surgery July 19 2012 and I have never gone a day without pain since then. I was on morphine for a two months after and then they wouldn't let me take it anymore...
    kindra22 kindra22 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My father, who lived to be 83 years old and had traveled all over the country and had known countless people (some famous, he was a jazz musician) told me a few years back that I...
    NoHeartButMyOwn NoHeartButMyOwn 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I have had many lately but one I have had since I was really young is I am a little girl about 7 years old I am trapped in an old car at night I can't get out I'm in the back seat...
    jturner97 jturner97 31-35, F Aug 12

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    I have had sex with my sexy cousin for years. We had a mutual crush when she was 13 (me 14) and after a year of kissing and touching we finally had sex. It was great and we keep...
    Experiencator Experiencator 22-25, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have had a scare with the thought of cancer. I had a very large thyroid, with small tumors on the left side. I went for a biopsy and the doctor called me a week later to tell me...
    kristy31415 kristy31415 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    It's hard growing up sensitive, but not anymore. It's not funny, and you're gonna hurt the more you try. I have had enough of your bullshit, and Im not soft. Flush you mofos...
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M Aug 13

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    I do wonder. How many people have had a crush on me? And why?
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I have had eczma all my life and lately it is so bad that I don't go out in public because I don't want people to look at me, the only thing that clears it away is prednisone which...
    nikita80501 nikita80501 31-35, F Jul 25

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    We have had a really warm and sunny summer so far here in Cornwall which has meant a lot of days spent on the beaches and coves close to my home. My boyfriend is home on leave...
    saratzuke saratzuke 22-25, F Jul 29

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    To all the women who have had/or considering and abortion; My one year anniversary of my abortion is coming quick. It took me awhile to not want to die. I'm not going to lie, it...
    goddesnthateme goddesnthateme 18-21, F a week ago

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    Hello everyone, I had a spinal fusion as a child and now I'm 28 and notice my neck just above my back hurting more than I used to. Wasn't sure if it was do to the past surgery or...
    jrfeden jrfeden 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    When we heard i was pregnant it came to quit a shock to me an my boyfriend. It started with us going home after a fun weekend at the lake and we came home and i made dinner and we...
    jerrdell jerrdell 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    Had my first one this year. Started bugging me right around Memorial Day. Thought it was a bladder infection. Did a course of antibiotics. Didn't help. Dr then thought kidney stone...
    raedavis raedavis 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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    has anyone else had the same thing and how r u doing now?
    kingviper kingviper 56-60, M Aug 11

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    This happens often when you have kids...little old ladies especially. I remember one lovely old lady in the doctors surgery once who told me all about her children when they were...
    StoneWall77 StoneWall77 36-40, F Jul 28

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    I lost a ton of weight, really quickly, and my gall bladder filled with gallstones. I had to have it removed because I was constantly sick (but hey, I could eat whatever I wanted...
    Cindell Cindell 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    This encounter happened a few years ago. My mom had just recently passed and I had fallen ill.I was sleeping on my favorite living room long couch and could hear my grandmas soft...
    emilysdream emilysdream 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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    When I was 9 two female cousins and I started doing things. One was 9 and the other was almost 8 when we started. I have a brother that is 3 years older than me and he also...
    bigbob79 bigbob79 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 2

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    This was more of the correct term I was looking for ( had). I did sleep walk when I was younger. Went through I believe three episodes of sleep paralysis 5 years ago. Hit and...
    Deeperthinker Deeperthinker 31-35, M Jul 22

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    Since a very young age (from what I have been able to remember, about 3-4 years old) I have sensed things. When I went to sleep in my own room alone, I would feel that someone was...
    DarknessFalls101 DarknessFalls101 13-15, F Jul 26

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    This one happened pretty recently. I was sleeping over at my friend's house and we had stayed up till around 1, in which his parents were already in bed. We were watching some...
    Hanesman Hanesman 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 28

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    My first miscarriage was in January, between 8 and 9 weeks. I was told at a scan that the baby was not growing and to expect to miscarry - it took two agonising weeks of waiting...
    bebyvee bebyvee 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    I thought I was pregnant for about three weeks....and part of me still thinks it. While I was having the care I really was terrified and paranoid. I had to do a lot of hard...
    babybop12 babybop12 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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    I went to bed and fell asleep like any other night and I had this dream, I was walking outside (everything felt so real yet not at the same time) and I felt like a had to go...
    XxKattanaxX XxKattanaxX 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    When I was 7 years old I had a feeling that someone was walking around in the house at night. When I began to get this feeling I got nightmares every night. I got really scared and...
    BeautifulPainter BeautifulPainter 13-15, F Aug 4

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    It was on Valentines Day '07 and I had my appendix removed. All started the day before at school having stomach pain, vomiting, and fever. Woke up next day and had to rush to the...
    adrianacecilia14 adrianacecilia14 13-15, F Aug 7

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    My mom and dad had me at 20 years old. I almost died while she was pregnant with me because she simply didn't take care of me she smoked cigarettes, got high, drank, etc. I was...
    blondebanditt blondebanditt 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 8

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    I had my heart broken again last night. I promised her the world. Thats all I wanted to give to her. I always made sure she felt beautiful, because she is and she just couldnt see...
    jayjayx819 jayjayx819 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    I met a girl three years ago over the summer, when I was fifteen. She was my first kiss. We lost contact for a year or two, then randomly reunited this summer when I saw her at a...
    aristotelian aristotelian 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 10

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    I had diabetes when I was 6 I did not want it but I know someday I would get it because of my family. It changed my whole life and sometimes I wish I never had it
    wisdomgirl wisdomgirl 16-17, F Aug 11

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    We "had" (Or more likely, had awareness of) A ghost in our home when our daughter was between 4 -6 yrs old ( 15 now). For the longest time she was the only one to see "it". She one...
    Micfly Micfly 51-55, M Aug 12

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